Court Says Clients Have Right to Access Their Legal Files
- THE CONFIDENTIALITY FETISH. Simon, William H. // Atlantic;Dec2004, Vol. 294 Issue 5, p113
The article discusses the role of lawyers in public scandals. The author examines society's dependence on lawyers and the act of information control, how the confidentiality that is advised by them puts a premium on their services. The conflict between the legal profession, which insists on...
- Internal affairs. Shah, Sumita // Public Finance;3/18/2005, p26
Discusses the impact of the Freedom of Information Act on internal audit and fraud investigations in Great Britain. Role of the act in bringing greater transparency about public sector spending and decision-making; Disclosure of information; Provisions of the law.
- I WANT MY FILE. Orakwue, Stella // New African;Jan2005, Issue 436, p48
Describes scenarios involving people attempting to access their personal files from British government agencies, as mandated under the Freedom of Information Act. Problems encountered by individuals talking with government employees through the telephone.
- Re Farndon Green Medical Centre. O'Grady, Eileen // Estates Gazette;4/29/2006, Issue 617, p112
The article presents a case summary on freedom of information disclosure, involving Re Farndon Green Medical Centre. The complainant had requested information from a public authority under section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 in respect of its proposed expansion or relocation. The...
- INFORMATION OVERLOAD. Bekiaris, Maria // Money (Australia Edition);Mar2006, Issue 77, p30
The article presents information on the Federal Privacy Act in Australia. The main rights of consumers as stated in the Act include their right to know what information is being collected and how it will be used. In addition, consumers have the right to know which businesses will be given their...
- An open book. Bainton, Joann // Lawyer;11/21/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 45, p29
The article considers the effect that Great Britain's Freedom of Information Act has on the Land Registry scheme, which creates classes of information that the agency has made available to the public or intends to make available as a matter of course. Of major concern to businesses is that...
- Parliament and the right to know. // Parliamentarian;2005, Vol. 86 Issue 1, p25
Presents the highlights of the session on the parliament and the right to know at the 50th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference in Quebec City and Toronto, Canada, on September 6, 2004. Need to consider the guidelines for access to information; Need to protect free access to information by...
- Government should keep info flowing. Cornyn, John // Clarendon Enterprise (TX);9/14/2006, Vol. 17 Issue 39, p2
The article presents the US Senator John Cornyn's views regarding the transparency in governance and access to public information by the people. Details of efforts to bring the administrative transparency, including the enactment of the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act,...
- SUNSHINE HAS NEVER BEEN EASY. Glover, Daniel // National Journal;8/13/2005, Vol. 37 Issue 33-35, p2590
Focuses on the challenges facing the U.S. Congress in reforming the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Factors that led to the legislation and enactment of the FOIA; Significance of the FOIA to the disclosure of information; Stand of the executive branch on the FOIA legislation.